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Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (1999)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Maboroshi no pokemon: Rugia bakutan (original title)
Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Satoshi (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Kasumi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kenji (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Musashi (voice)
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Pikachu (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Melody (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Kojiro / Lizardon (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ...
Nyarth (voice)
Satomi Kôrogi ...
Togepi (voice)
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Maren / Bulbasaur (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Dr. Okido (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ...
Prof. Samuel Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Neil Stewart ...
The Collector (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Rugia (voice)
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Storyline

An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his friends, in the process of carrying out an island tradition that requires visiting those three islands, discover the plot and try to stop it. Even the comic villains, Team Rocket, turn good and help out in the end against the threat of world destruction. And Pokemon assemble from all around the world in case they can be of help (but they end up helping only the merchandising). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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pokemon | lightning | ice | fire | island | See All (29) »

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Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Power of One  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,575,608 (USA) (21 July 2000)

Gross:

$43,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

When Team Rocket appears and start their normal quotes, James and Ash break the 4th wall. James says "Make it double, we're on the big screen" and Ash interrupts by saying "I'll have to catch this on video!" See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Ash and Team Rocket are riding in the Air Boat to Ice Island through the tunnels, Jessie's characteristic pink hair changes to deep purple when they emerge from the tunnel into the small area with the third treasure. When they escape, and Team Rocket jumps onto Lugia's side Jessie's hair is pink again, and her purple hair is never explained. Frozen, perhaps? See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Listen to me kid, when you get involved with the opposite sex you're only asking for trouble!
James: Yes, and that's the kind of trouble I stay out of.
Meowth: Yous two don't need the opposite sex cause' yous got each other!
Jesse: What's that supposed to mean?
James: Not funny!
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Crazy Credits

Team Rocket emerge from the water partly into the credits, upset that no one will know of their good-doings, but Slowking appears and shows that the film's audience has just seen them do good. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: The Bourne Ultimate Frisbee Tournament (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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Sung by Denisse Lara
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Unashamed Pokemon fan right here
22 April 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I for one, and seeing on the internet I am pleased that there are others that are still unashamed pokemon fans out there It really has been so long since I saw the film. I saw the first and loved it and loved this one first, if this one had come out first then the fan base would've remained stronger and not cut the fans in half.

Half leaving and half staying. New Pokemon were brought in this film, they came in the first one as well and then after this there were so many it got ridiculous.

But as someone hoping to be a filmmaker one day, I plan to make a pokemon film for the devoted unashamed fans just to stand up for us, and put us all to rest.

I love the animation in this film, I love Lugias song. I thought it was funny and moving. I better grab this and the first on DVD before the disappear in obscurity


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